It’s worked a little in Maharashtra—where Manjule hails from and where the film is based—but hardly at all elsewhere.

While Jhund disappoints, Bollywood hasn’t entirely lost the fight to Hollywood. Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi is putting up a solid fight at the box office.

Gangubhai Kathiawadi

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s spectacle about Ganga’s rise from a demure small-town girl who’s forcefully sold off to a brothel, to the queen of Kamathipura, Mumbai’s red-light district, is inching towards the Rs100 crore club.

With theatres finally operating at 100% occupancy, more promising large-scale Indian movies are on their way. There’s the Prabhas and Pooja Hegde-starrer Radhe Shyam this Friday, and Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey a week later. Before March ends, the star-studded RRR, made by SS Rajamouli of Baahubali fame, will also hit the screens.

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